If you have ever looked into welding techniques, you have probably heard MIG welding mentioned. But, what exactly is it and how does it work? There are a variety of welding techniques that metalworking shops operate with. And, with each of them comes a variety of benefits. With MIG welding being a more widely known technique, it follows that it comes with benefits of its own that makes it such an appealing option.
By understanding what MIG welding is, the benefits become more clear.
So, what is MIG welding?
MIG welding stands for “Metal Inert Gas” welding. Other names used are Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Metal Active Gas (MAG) welding. This means that this type of welding works with a supply of inert gas that flows through a gas nozzle to power the welding process. , by using this gas as a supply for the process, it creates a “shield” of gas to focus the heat for the weld where you need it.
What makes it work?
Within the gas nozzle of the welding tool, a wire rod is machine fed through to the welding surface. Basically, this creates an automatic or semi-automatic system that keeps the welding wire flowing. Then, the wire rod melts into a molten weld pool on the base metal, fusing the two together. This allows for cracks in metal to be reinforced, two pieces to be melted together, and more.
Why choose it for welding?
With a machine fed wire, MIG welding provides a fast and reliable welding process. And, this speedy welding works for a variety of metals and alloys. Whether you’re welding copper, aluminum, iron, or others, it does the job. It can even weld between different types of metals to bond them together!
If MIG welding sounds like something you or your business needs, or you are simply interested in learning more about its capabilities, Elite Welding & Fabrication is the team for the job. Our experienced welding specialists provide welding for a large variety of applications and are ready to help with any project you have in mind. Give us a call and schedule your welding project today!